My studies over these past years have allowed me to explore the gift of my talents and it has been through these explorations that I have found my niche. What I especially like to create in my paintings is a place for the viewer to goóa sort of personal adventure or journey. All of my art is based on real places but, like the real place, my art does not give up all of its mysteries. Through light and especially atmosphere, I like to provoke questions about what isnít seen and canít be answered.
I do not subscribe to a pre-established palette of colors. Rather, I like to integrate the natural colors of the scene with colors that will enhance and unify the painting. It is in the old tradition of chiaroscuro painting that my style and approach is grounded. As I paint I allow the characteristics of the medium to provide a painterly expression of the scene and then, through the representation of depth and light the journey emerges.
Born in the Northeast to parents who both had an interest in art, Micheleís own talent was apparent at an early age. She excelled in the subject while attending schools in Florida, Arizona, and California. Upon her return to the Northeast Michele began a career in the field of graphic arts and eventually she started her own graphic arts company. By the mid 80ís Michele merged her company with her husbandís printing company which they ran together until 1991.
Today, Michele enjoys a life steeped in art. She works en plein air as well as out of her studio at home. She welcomes commissions and offers private and group lessons to children and adults. She is an active member of the New Hampshire Artistís Assoc. and The Seacoast Artistís Assoc. Michele is an award winning artist participating in many juried shows and her work is currently represented in several galleries and corporate offices in the region.